Counting My Blessings

I know it’s almost a week after Thanksgiving, but I was reminded yesterday of all the things I have to be grateful for and I don’t want to forget them. The company I work for is not doing well financially. Business is way down and people’s jobs are now being affected. We came in yesterday to the news of more layoffs for some, forced part time hours for most everyone else. What a thing to happen right before the holidays. Thankfully, Rob and I were not affected in this round and our jobs are still intact. I went through so much fear yesterday, and it was pointed out to me that I still had my job, exactly as it has been and that I should be grateful. It’s true. And that helped to shift my thinking dramatically.

I realized last night as I was trying to drift off to sleep that I do have so much to be grateful for in my life. I need to focus on those things, and not give such life to all the fear and negativity. I’ve got a roof over my head, food – good, healthy and sometimes expensive food at that – in my kitchen, a family that loves me to pieces, friends that adore me, a job that pays well, a car that gives me joy to drive, a relationship with a Higher Power that provides me intense comfort, a closet full of totally cute clothes, and all the creature comforts I could ask for. I could sit here and list things for hours, I’m sure. The point is, my life is good – damn good. And no matter what happens at my current place of employment, I’m going to be just fine. Better than fine, even. I’m going to be spectacular!

9 Responses to “Counting My Blessings”

  1. Donna says:

    Your post is like a speaker I just heard on a business trip I went on with John. This guy was great and intense and funny. He told this story to us and it was just so peaceful to sit there after and take in all he said.

    http://andyandrews.com/eblast/112007.html

    It’s basically your post with different words.

  2. Lee says:

    Well put! Good for your for appreciating all of the positives in your life!

  3. Deb says:

    nice post…list me as one of the friends that adore you

  4. It is sometimes so hard to get the gratitude louder than the fear – but, so wonderful when we do!!

  5. Chris says:

    Sometimes I do forget just how good I have it. Thanks for this post.

  6. techie says:

    Well said. Life is grand even amidst all the challenges.

  7. Mario says:

    I’ve been going through a rough time lately, and I realized the same thing. We have so much to be grateful for, no matter how bad things are. Family is one of the most important things to be thankful for. They are always there for you, when you are down and out, or when you are doing great. Way too much to be thankful for, regardless of your situation, to be upset.

  8. lattegirl says:

    What a wonderfully upbeat post! Thanks for this… it reminds me that I give far too much energy to negative thinking and fear.

  9. Whenever I find someone writing about the things they’ve got to be grateful for, it always helps me look back at my own life. No matter what kind of a sinkhole I feel like I’m in, a little gratitude goes a long way to make it look better. Thanks for reminding me of that today.